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I Haven't Worked 40 Hours a Week in Years…and I Don't Feel Guilty About It

One of the main reasons I decided to work for myself was because I was sick of people telling me how much to work, when to work, and where to work. 

I sat at a desk for eight hours a day, even...

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5 Rules for Effective Meetings

Meetings have been a big topic lately. It seems like everyone is trying to figure how to have less of them so that people have time to focus on the actual work.

I can’t tell you how many...

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How to Tell Your Clients What You Do

I’ve always had jobs that were hard to explain to other people.

I started my career as a teacher. That was the easy one.

“I’m a teacher.”

That’s a very...

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How to Brainstorm

Have you ever had a client who hired you to complete a project, but it turns out they actually have no idea what they want?

Often people will go straight toward a “goal” without...

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How to Create the Conditions for Your Best Work

I’m a morning person.

The best time of the day for me is from about 3 am until noon. That’s when my brain is humming... and I get most of my work done.

At first, I fought the urge to...

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Four Ways to (Re-)Prioritize Your Work in the New Year

How did you use your time last year?

Do you feel like you got the most out of each day?

OR did it seem like you were spending too much time on things that you hate?

…things that...

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Freelancing is the Future…Join Us

Our economy has been moving toward more independent forms of work for a while now. As traditional employment scenarios have come up short in terms of pay, benefits, flexibility, autonomy, and...

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How to Make Sure Every Project is Good Fit Upfront

Have you ever had an introductory meeting with a client where you walked away feeling great about the project and then…

  • your proposal falls flat?
  • you get the job but the client’s...
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How Working for Myself Helped Me Take Control

Control is a big deal for me. It is one of the key drivers of my life.

Before I worked for myself I felt controlled by circumstances instead of controlling them. Most of my time was controlled...

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When to charge an hourly vs. a flat rate

freelance money time Oct 08, 2020

Both freelancers and those hiring them think about work in terms of hourly rate even when a flat rate has been negotiated. In some instances thinking only about money per hour negates the...

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